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Burn Out Seminar

It's an epidemic side effect of our busy, switched on, ambitious lives to feel like we're running on empty. Chronic burnout is one of the most common problems we see with our clients at New Image. And often we're so stressed we accept that foggy, fatigued state as normal. It's not ok to [...]

Raw Protein Muesli

Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw cashews ½ cup pepitas ½ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup sesame seeds 2 tablespoons flaxseed (linseed) 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 ½ cups activated buckwheat ¼ cup Sulphur free raisins or cranberries 2 cups organic shaved coconut   Method Place almonds and cashews into a blender and [...]

Polyunsaturated or Saturated Fat?

Saturated fat was demonised because it apparently raised cholesterol, leading to heart disease. Finally the research is showing that this is not the case. Research in the past has shown high cholesterol can decrease with the consumption of almost any fat, including saturated fat, and low cholesterol can increase with the consumption of most fats [...]

Diet Supplement Warning

Another reason to eat whole foods and avoid processed foods to lose weight and improve your health over a sustained and manageable timeframe..... Unapproved ephedrine-like stimulant oxilofrine has been found in certain dietary supplement products. Oxilofrine is an illegal dietary ingredient, which means products containing oxilofrine are considered misbranded under the law. This ingredient may [...]

Eating mindfully can help you lose weight

Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier foods, be more active How often do we open the fridge or pantry to see what we can snack on just because we are in the house? How often do we sit in from to of the TV eating dinner, without even consciously thinking about what is going [...]

We are what our animals ate – eating foods produced in a natural harmonious environment

cow massage Animals should be raised on their natural diets in their natural environments with the freedom to engage in their natural behaviours. Cattle should graze on grass in open pastures instead of being fed corn in a feed lot. These cows become tryptophan deficient and their meat becomes a vehicle for antibiotic resistance and a [...]

Some Facts about Gluten

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It gives bread elasticity, is a great form of nutrition, and for many people, eating foods that contain gluten is not a problem. However, a gluten allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine [...]

Foods that Cause Inflammation

For those of us suffering from pain and inflammation (think weight, joint pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart health, high iron, cancer), or any kind of autoimmune condition, here are some foods to remember to AVOID as they cause inflammation in the body: Herbs & spices                  Reduce salt, sugar, artificial sweetener, colours, flavours and [...]

Nuts to you!

Do you shy away from nuts because they are high in calories? "Tree-nuts" or nuts are a nutrient dense food that contains diverse macro and micronutrients and other phytochemicals. Nuts are rich in magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and is involved in energy metabolism. Nuts are also a good source of dietary fiber! [...]

The Importance of Iron in Pregnancy

For years it was thought that the foetus functioned as the “perfect parasite” and would be able to acquire sufficient iron even in the face of mild-to-moderate maternal anaemia. Today, a growing body of literature suggests that altered or limited iron supply in utero, during key windows of development, may impact metabolic or developmental programming [...]